Police release video evidence, 911 calls in FHP trooper’s death

first_imgThe Martin County Sheriff’s Office released video evidence and 911 calls on Friday detailing the moments leading up to the tragic death of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper who was shot and killed on Interstate 95 in Martin County earlier this month.MCSO: Man who shot and killed FHP trooper identified as Franklin Reed III Bullock then calls a towing company and stayed on scene while the tow truck driver assisted Reed. According to MCSO, detectives believe Reed was upset with the tow bill, so he walked up to Trooper Bullock’s FHP cruiser and shot him in the head.The sheriff’s office said Reed then tried to shoot the tow truck driver, but his gun jammed. The driver was able to run away.The tow truck company called 911 to report that Bullock had been shot, and that the suspect was trying to shoot the tow truck driver.Eventually, an off-duty Riviera Beach police officer, Det. Jemel Headings, was in the southbound lanes of I-95 on his way to work when he noticed the suspicious activity and he made a u-turn to see what was going on. He ended up shooting the suspect.UPDATED: Riviera Beach Officer Fatally Shoots Suspect Who Killed FHP Trooper in Martin Co. In the release, Sheriff Snyder  said Reed committed a retail theft in Palm Bay, Florida the day before. But other than that, he had no documented criminal history.“Our destiny as law enforcement is to go out and help people,” said Sheriff Snyder. “The only way something like this could be avoided really would’ve been for Reed to be a good citizen.” On February 5th ,Trooper Joseph Bullock, 42, was killed by a man identified as Franklin Reed III. Bullock responded to the scene of a disabled vehicle in the northbound lanes of I-95 near mile marker 107 at aruond 9:15 a.m., according to a timeline of events released.According to the timeline, Bullock made contact with the driver of the disabled vehicle, identified as 28-year-old Franklin Reed III. Reed did not want assistance so the Trooper left the scene.Around an hour later, at 10:12 a.m., Trooper Bullock returned to the scene after Reed’s SUV somehow ended up in a ditch on I-95 and a 911 call was received.last_img read more

Evans blitzes Biarritz to boost Walker Cup hopes

first_img17 Jul 2013 Evans blitzes Biarritz to boost Walker Cup hopes Ryan Evans continued a run of fine form on Sunday when he clinched victory in the Biarritz Cup in south west France. Superb rounds of 62, 67, 65 and 68, for a four round total of 262 and -14, was good enough for a three shot win ahead of France’s Mathieu Fenasse and Ugo Coussaud. The victory tops a stellar two months for Evans which included a win in the Berkshire Trophy, a runners-up finish at the St Andrews Links Trophy, a third place finish in the French Open Stroke Play and a top seven finish in the Brabazon Trophy. “Ryan is enjoying a fantastic summer,” commented Stephen Burnett, Performance Manager for the men’s programme. “We knew the level of play Ryan was capable of when he made his breakthrough win in last year’s South of England Championship. This season he has built on that performance and showed more consistency. Ryan has really worked hard and is now reaping the benefit.” England’s Michael Saunders secured his place in the top 10 on 268 and there were top 20 finishes for both Paul Howard (273) and Nick Marsh (275) Photo copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Silver: NBA will review domestic violence policies

first_imgNBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the league, in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Monday his league will “take a fresh look” at its domestic violence procedures in the wake of the NFL’s rash of incidents.Silver said during a community service event in Staten Island that the league has been discussing with the NBA Players Association ways to further educate players and provide programs to them and their families.“We learn from other leagues’ experiences,” Silver said. “We’re studying everything that’s been happening in the NFL. We’re working with our players’ association. We’ve been talking for several weeks and we’re going to take a fresh look at everything we do.”The NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell have been criticized for punishments that were too slow or lenient for Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and other players involved in recent domestic violence cases. Goodell said last week the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.The NBA’s collective bargaining agreement calls for a minimum 10-game suspension for a first offense of a player convicted of a violent felony.“We have in place the appropriate mechanisms for discipline, although we’ll take a fresh look at those as well,” Silver said. “But most importantly, it’s education, and it’s not just the players, but it’s the players’ families. That’s what we’re learning, too.“We have to take these programs directly to the players’ spouses, directly to their partners so that they’re aware of places they can go to express concerns, whether they’re anonymous hotlines, team executives, league executives. And we’re consulting experts. There’s a lot to be learned here. It’s a societal problem; it’s not one that’s unique to sports.”Silver spoke at the opening of a refurbished Staten Island playground and basketball court in an area damaged by Hurricane Sandy. He was joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Knicks and Nets officials in announcing community efforts throughout New York, which will host the 2015 All-Star weekend. Silver said the goal of the programs is to directly reach 500,000 children.New union executive director Michele Roberts also took part in what was her first official day in her new position. However, Silver said discussions with her started before Monday.“We do have in place, unlike the NFL, a penalty scale, and to the extent it needs any tweaking, then we’ll talk about tweaking it,” Roberts said. “What I hope we’re going to do as well is figure out ways to prevent any occurrence like that on our side. It’s one thing to know how to react in the event it happens; it’s a lot smarter to try to make sure it doesn’t happen in the first instance.”Silver noted that the NBA has had its own difficulties with issues off the court, saying the aftermath of former Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist remarks means “everyone understands the high standard that we are living under now in the NBA.” The NFL’s issues just accelerated the need to look for improvements.“It’s been going on, but the whole world is focused right now on what’s happening around the NFL,” Silver said, “so it’d be foolish for us not to try to learn from everything that’s happening with that league as well.”last_img read more

Lenovo Z5s launched with triple cameras, Z5 Pro gets Snapdragon 855, 12GB RAM in 2019

first_imgLenovo on Tuesday had a lot of smartphone announcements to make. It kicked things off with a mid-range Lenovo S5 Pro GT to succeed the S5 Pro. This brings a Snapdragon 660 chipset along with a metal unibody design and a notched display. Next was the Lenovo Z5s which brings a waterdrop display, triple rear cameras and a Snapdragon 710 chipset. Lastly, Lenovo revealed a flagship Z5 Pro model for January 2019 that rocks a Snapdragon 855 chipset and will come with 12GB of RAM.The Lenovo Z5s comes in three variants – 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 64GB and 6GB +128GB. These are priced at CNY 1398 (approx Rs 14,430), CNY 1598 (approx Rs 16,500) and CNY 1898 (approx Rs 19,500), respectively. The phone will come in Honey Orange, Gray and Titanium Crystal Blue and will go on sale later this month in China.Meanwhile, the souped up new Z5 Pro will be out in January and will be offered in four configurations – 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 512GB. The prices are CNY 2698 (approx Rs 27,800), CNY 2998 (approx Rs 30,900), CNY 3998 (approx Rs 41,200) and CNY 4398 (approx Rs 45,300), respectively. There is no word yet on whether the Z5s and Z5 Pro will be launching globally as of now.Lenovo Z5sThe Lenovo Z5s comes a month after the Z5 Pro slider smartphone. As a flagship smartphone brings a premium design language that includes a 2.5D glass protection on the back that meets a slim metal frame with chamfered edges. The front sees an immersive 6.3-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) display with a droplet notch a very thin chin on the bottom. Lenovo says the Z5s offers a 92.6 per cent screen-to-body ratio and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.advertisementThe glass back sees a triple camera system placed vertically on the top left corner. There’s also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor placed near the center. The Lenovo Z5s gets a P2i coating that makes it water resistant. Apart from a speaker grille and a Type-C port on the bottom, the Z5s also sees the presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack.The Lenovo Z5s runs on a Snapdragon 710 AIE Turbo chipset. Lenovo is claiming the chipset is optimised for improved gaming experience with improved frame rate and reduced latency. The phone also offers a Game Turbo mode that bumps up gaming performance and graphics. The Z5s houses a 3,300mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. It ships with ZUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie.One of the highlights of the Lenovo Z5s is its AI-powered triple cameras on the back. The system consists of a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 2x optical zoom, and a third 5MP sensor for depth shots. Lenovo is touting lossless image quality thanks to AI. The cameras promise to deliver great quality photos in daylight and low-light scenarios. Housed in the waterdrop notch on the front is a 16MP selfie camera with 2.0 micron pixels.Lenovo Z5 Pro (2019)Lenovo surprised everyone by announcing its first Snapdragon 855-powered smartphone. The 2019 version of the Z5 Pro will sport the next-gen Qualcomm chipset which clocks at 2.84GHz and is based on a 7nm process. What adds a touch of crazy here is that this is the first smartphone in the world to come with 12GB of RAM. This variant will be offered with 512GB of internal storage. Lenovo Z5 ProThe phone will continue to keep the slider design of this year’s Z5 Pro, which means the display will not see a notch of any kind. The front camera will be hidden in the slider mechanism. So what you get is a near bezel-less 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display on the front that offers over 95 per cent screen-to-body ratio and HDR 10 support.The dual rear cameras on the Z5 Pro (2019) consist of a 24MP + 16MP configuration, both coming with f/1.8 aperture. The slider mechanism also houses two selfie cameras with a 16MP + 8MP configuration. The Z5 Pro will also be shipping with ZUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie.last_img read more

Kristin Gaspar delivers San Diegos 2018 State of the County address

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Kristin Gaspar FacebookTwitter Lauren Phinney, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego County is planning to build a residential rehabilitation center aimed at helping former criminals and recovering addicts become self-sufficient, Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Kristin Gaspar announced Tuesday night during her “State of the County” address.The county has secured two $1 million donations to create a center modeled after The Other Side Academy in Salt Lake City. Lauren Phinney Updated: 10:35 PM Kristin Gaspar delivers San Diego’s 2018 ‘State of the County’ address Posted: February 27, 2018 Gaspar said she was inspired by the concept of self-sufficiency that drove the work at the academy she saw during a recent visit there. Program participants run businesses such as a moving service as part of their treatment rather than seeing therapists or counselors.“The Other Side Academy bucks traditional wisdom with accountability, not experts, with self-sustaining social enterprise, not government handouts,” Gaspar said. “Like a large family, residents learn to develop their strengths by helping each other. The Other Side Academy is a drug-free home with a focus on changing negative patterns of behavior through peer interactions.”County staff will soon begin scouting locations for the San Diego program, which is being built in a partnership with Sheriff Bill Gore and the “support” of District Attorney Summer Stefan and Public Defender Randy Mize, Gaspar said.It will be built “and sustained without ongoing taxpayer money,” she said.Gaspar did not offer concrete details on the proposed program during her speech, which centered around the theme of innovation.During the lead-up to the announcement, Gaspar lauded what she said were organizations in San Diego County that embodied values of self-sufficiency and innovation including the San Diego Food Bank, Solutions for Change and Workshops for Warriors.“What do all of these organizations have in common? Their results — the lives transformed by their innovative approach,” Gaspar said.Tuesday’s speech was perhaps the biggest moment in the political career of Gaspar, who earlier this year announced that she’s running for Congress.Gaspar was elected to the Encinitas City Council in 2014. She was elected mayor in 2014 and won a seat on the Board of Supervisors in 2016.After wrapping up her first year on the board in January, she was selected by her colleagues as chairwoman. The Republican announced later that month that she would run for the 49th Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Darrell Issa, who is not seeking reelection.Gaspar began her speech by declaring, “The state of the county is innovative and strong.”Gaspar recalled the story of Mildred Green, who about 100 years ago began performing the duties of her San Diego county supervisor husband after he fell ill.Green ran for that seat in 1918 after her husband died.“There was only one small problem,” Gaspar said. “No woman had ever been elected to the county board — not in San Diego, not in the entire state.”She won the election, Gaspar said, and went on to serve as a model for innovative thinking that inspires Gaspar.“This is the road that Mildred Green began when she defied odds and ran for county supervisor,” Gaspar said. “This is our future as we move government beyond the status quo so that 2018 is greater than 1918 could have ever imagined.” February 27, 2018last_img read more

How to Choose the Right Mobile Service for Your Business

first_img This story appears in the November 2011 issue of . Subscribe » 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global November 9, 2011 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Q: How do I know if I’m buying the right mobile service for my business?A: It’s one thing to make a bad technology-buying decision. It’s quite another to make one that you have to relive–and pay for–month after month. That’s essentially what’s at stake when buying mobile devices and services these days, thanks to the countless, complex options facing business users–not to mention the dreaded two-year service contract that keeps you locked into a bad decision to the tune of more than $3,000 over its lifetime.RootMetrics may be uniquely qualified to address this question. The Seattle-based company comprehensively tracks real-world performance of mobile networks and devices, tracking signal strength, dropped calls and data throughput by capturing data from millions of real-world users in cities across the country.According to RootMetrics CEO Bill Moore–a technology and dotcom veteran, who, by the way, invented the Frappuccino as former head of food and beverage at Starbucks–there’s no one answer to how to choose the best device on the best network at the best price. It depends where you live and work, but perhaps more important, how you plan to use your mobile device, Moore says.Customers typically use their phones for three services: voice, texting and data. But it’s that last capability, using your phone to access the mobile web and mobile apps, where things are moving fastest. Mobile operators are going through a transition from so-called 3G to 4G services, offering data speeds that begin to reach what users are accustomed to on their desktops. But 4G is more of a marketing term than a cut-and-dried service level, and mobile customers today get hit with an array of technology acronyms–such as WiMax, LTE and HSPA+–that confuse more than help the situation.”First thing people need to understand is that 4G is only about data services. It has no effect on voice service today at all,” Moore says. “If you’re in a retail store and someone tells you 4G makes better phone calls, it’s just not true.” But even with data service, things can get complicated. Carriers typically tout “theoretical speeds”–for instance, T-Mobile’s HSPA+ today at 21 Mb/s and Verizon’s LTE at 50 Mb/s–but you’re likely to get less than that in a real-world environment, especially as 4G networks get more crowded, Moore says. Further, he notes that few markets will have 100 percent 4G coverage anytime soon, so when you’re on the move, at times you’ll find your phone “falling back” to 3G speeds, which makes the detailed coverage maps that RootMetrics offers (at no charge) so useful.Also complicating matters are changes in how operators charge for mobile data services. Just a year ago, most operators offered unlimited data services for one fee; today, most offer data tiers that provide different levels of service at different prices. Again, it helps to know how you want to use your mobile device, Moore says, and to realize you’ll need to keep an eye on usage. More speed can enable faster downloads, which could lead to more bandwidth consumed–and greater costs when measured by the bit.”Technology is moving very rapidly now,” Moore says. “Every six months mobile networks are seeing massive changes taking place. That’s good news in terms of performance. But it’s also bad news, because if you aren’t careful, in six to 12 months you could fall very far behind the curve.” Register Now »last_img read more

Fingerprint Firms Look to Unlock New Markets Beyond Smartphones

first_img This story originally appeared on Reuters April 14, 2016 4 min read A tap of a finger could soon suffice to identify credit card shoppers and rail commuters, offering areas of new business for specialist companies which have benefited from the use of such technology in smartphones.Sweden’s Fingerprint Cards (FPC) sees biometric smart cards — those using fingerprint identification — becoming its fastest growing market as early as 2018, having already become the market leader in a crowded sector for supplying such sensors for smartphones.Others within the industry are not convinced the smart card business will take off so quickly, prompting questions about whether FPC can maintain its runaway rise in valuation.FPC’s share price surged around 1,600 percent last year as demand for fingerprint sensors in phones soared after Apple, which uses its own in-house supplier, helped to popularize the technology. FPC now has a market value of around $4.1 billion.Advocates say the technology offers greater security and simplicity when compared to techniques such as using pin codes to confirm identification.The fingerprint sensor business has a handful of companies supplying significant volumes today, with an equal number planning to enter the market. Three are based in the Nordic region where technology companies have thrived.Needing to maintain its momentum, FPC says it is in initial talks with potential big customers for smart cards. It declines to name names at this stage.”Our ambition for smart cards, and all other segments, is that we shall continue to be number one,” FPC’s Chief Executive Jorgen Lantto told Reuters.Silicon Valley firm Synaptics, the closest rival to FPC in sensors for smartphones, is more cautious on new markets.”It’s hard for me to project market share in a segment of the market (when) we’re not sure when it’s going to happen,” said Anthony Gioeli, vice president of marketing in the biometrics division of Synaptics.Sascha Behlendorf, a card systems product manager at Germany’s Giesecke & Devrient, one of the top three smart card makers, expects widespread adoption of biometrics in smart cards could take some five to 10 years.Range of usesGothenburg-based FPC has been around for almost two decades, building a technology business based on an old Swedish fingerprinting patent. That left it well placed when the market expanded and it has also benefited by hiring staff from Nokia and Ericsson as their mobile phone businesses declined.Analysts say expectations for new markets have helped to underpin the huge leap in valuation for FPC.However, Carnegie analyst Havard Nilsson this week cut his recommendation for FPC to “sell” from “hold”, citing what he called unwarranted share price appreciation and repeated his target price of 450 crowns. The shares traded at 524 crowns on Thursday.”Given that smartphones should constitute 60-70 percent of the global addressable market (in 2020), we do not believe new verticals, such as smart cards, will be able to compensate for competitive pressure in consumer electronics,” Nilsson wrote.He sees earnings per share peaking at 37 crowns in 2018.Beyond payments, biometric smart cards could be used to allow access to buildings and IT-systems, according to FPC. Keyless entry to cars is another potential major market, as are wearable products such as watches or wristbands serving as a substitute identity card. FPC includes such applications in its forecasts for “other segments” of business.FPC sees a total addressable market for this part of its business of roughly 100 million sensors in 2017 and around 500 million in 2018. It is the only player so far to make specific forecasts for these new markets.”We talk to a lot of players and companies come to us. There is substance behind our numbers,” Lantto said, adding that FPC has held talks with a handful of big potential smart card clients since last autumn.Most suppliers of fingerprint sensors, including FPC, use 3D imaging technology for recognition of a fingerprint, while Next Biometrics in Norway uses heat sensing technology.IDEX, another Norwegian competitor, roughly shares FPC’s forecasts for segments beyond smartphones for the coming few years, Chief Financial Officer Henrik Knudtzon said.IDEX, which last summer entered a partnership with an unnamed global payments company for biometric applications, is integrating its sensors into smart cards with partners and expects shipments to start toward the end of this year, Knudtzon said.(Reporting by Olof Swahnberg; Editing by Eric Auchard and Keith Weir) Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

ENVOY Networks upgrades Western warehouse to bigger location

first_img Posted by Travelweek Group Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Tags: Envoy ENVOY Networks upgrades Western warehouse to bigger locationcenter_img TORONTO — ENVOY Networks is on the move! The distribution company, which specializes in custom marketing solutions for the travel industry, is relocating its Western Canada warehouse to meet the needs of their growing business.“This is an exciting time for ENVOY. We’re busier than ever and expanding at an incredible rate,” says Glen Harwood of ENVOY. “Not only did we move our Eastern Canada warehouse to Etobicoke this past December, we’ve also upgraded our Western Canada home to an even bigger location. These two moves are hopefully a sign of even bigger things to come for our growing company.”The Western Canada warehouse is now located at 150-6251 Graybar Road, Richmond, B.C., V6W 1H6. For inquiries, contact Dennis Andres, Western Warehouse Manager at (604) 278-1020 or via email at [email protected] more information about ENVOY, contact Toni DeFino, VP Marketing and Product Development at [email protected] Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more